iLingual: iPhone application shows you how to speak a foreign language

iLingual: iPhone application shows you how to speak a foreign language

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to speak another language? Well, thanks to a brilliant new application for the iPhone released by Emirates Airlines you need to wonder no more!Emirates_Logo

iLingual is a fun little app developed by Lean Mean Fighting Machine for Emirates Airlines, the Award Winning Dubai-based carrier.

The application is designed to translate some essential phrases from English into French, German and Arabic!

How does it work? Quite simple really. You take a picture of your mouth (or anyone else’s for that matter), iLingual will analyze this, with the support of a complex algorithm no doubt, and prepare it for conversion into an animation.

Now, pick a phrase from any of a library of 400 or so. Hold the phone over your mouth, a must for any self-respecting tourist, and voila: you can now speak flawless French, German or Arabic to get by! Brilliant!

Furthermore, you’re free to choose whether you want a male or female voice and you may also adjust the pitch to match your own!

The video below was taken during the application’s testing in France.

The application is available free of charge, thanks to Emirates Airlines’ sponsorship, from iTunes.

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iLingual: iPhone application shows you how to speak a foreign language

iLingual: iPhone application shows you how to speak a foreign language

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to speak another language? Well, thanks to a brilliant new application for the iPhone released by Emirates Airlines you need to wonder no more!Emirates_Logo

iLingual is a fun little app developed by Lean Mean Fighting Machine for Emirates Airlines, the Award Winning Dubai-based career (yes, the Dubai from the news).

The application is designed to translate some essential phrases from English into French, German and Arabic!

How does it work? Quite simple really. You take a picture of your mouth (or anyone else’s for that matter), iLingual will analyze this, with the support of a complex algorithm no doubt, and prepare it for conversion into an animation.

Now, pick a phrase from any of a library of 400 or so. Hold the phone over your mouth, a must for any self-respecting tourist, and voila: you can now speak flawless French, German or Arabic to get by! Brilliant!

Furthermore, you’re free to choose whether you want a male or female voice and you may also adjust the pitch to match your own!

The video below was taken during the application’s testing in France.

The application is available free of charge, thanks to Emirates Airlines’ sponsorship, from iTunes.

Read next: iLingual: iPhone application shows you how to speak a foreign language

Corona coverage

Read our daily coverage on how the tech industry is responding to the coronavirus and subscribe to our weekly newsletter Coronavirus in Context.

For tips and tricks on working remotely, check out our Growth Quarters articles here or follow us on Twitter.